South Africa’s relentless township groove of amapiano has entertained fond ears for almost a decade now.
The genre’s rapid growth and evolution is driven by hundreds of hopeful producers who have persistently dug into new sounds with spades of experimentation to produce an endless stream of unconventional songs.
The consequence is an increasingly competitive music movement characterised by countless runaway hits.
For two consecutive years, amapiano powerhouse and frontrunner Kabza De Small is the most streamed South African artist on Spotify by South African audiences across all genres.
Amapiano’s popularity keeps growing, not only in South Africa but in some parts of the continent and the rest of the world.
1. Kabza De Small & DJ Maphorisa – Lorch (Official Video) ft. Semi Tee, Miano & Kammu Dee
It goes without question that this collaboration is one of the best AmaPiano tracks as it features some of the most talented icons in the genre. In else than two months, the audio of this jam has gathered more than 500,000 views on YouTube.
2. Semi Tee – Gabadiya ft. Miano, Kammu Dee, Ora Dee
The song is popular now and it has gathered more than 1 million views on YouTube, which is proof that it is one of the best AmaPiano songs 2021.
3. William Last KRM_Gao Romantic (Akulaleki Cover)
Director Mo Comedian William Last KRM has done great work on the Akulaleki cover, featuring such famous Amapiano artists Sha Sha, DJ Maphorisa, and Kabza De Small. You will find yourself singing this randomly. It has more than 1,5 million views on YouTube.
4. MFR Souls – Lalela (Official video) ft. The S
This song will make you feel relaxed and tell everyone that you love Amapiano music. It has gathered almost 1 million views on YouTube.
5. Semi Tee – Labantwana Ama Uber ft. Miano, Kammu Dee
Have you ever listened to a song and felt so happy because of the mood that the hit sets? Labantwana Ama Uber is the kind of jam that might make you wish you could meet Semi Tee and thank him for blessing his fans with such a fantastic work of art. As of date, the song has gathered more than 1.7 million YouTube views.
6. Samthing Soweto – “Akulaleki” ft. Sha Sha, DJ Maphorisa & Kabza De Small
Akulaleki is unarguably one of the best songs that Samthing Soweto has done. The collaboration is one of the hits in his most recent album Isisphithipithi. The official video of this song is less than two months old, although it has fetched more than 1 million views on YouTube.
7. Jobe London and Mphow 69 – Sukendleleni
This is one of the jams that will have you nodding along to its beats because of how addictive they are. The blend between the beats and the artists’ voices sets the mood for a chilled and happy atmosphere Within two months, the music video of this hit has accumulated more than 600,000 views on YouTube.
8. DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small, Virgo Deep ft Nokwazi – Vula Vala
Vula Vala is one of the oldest and yet most loved songs in Kabza De Small’s AmaPiano mix album. This jam is more chilled and brings out the diversity in Amapiano music. In less than a year, it has garnered more than 5 million views on YouTube.
9. Dj Maphorisa and Kabza De Small – Dubai ft Vigro Deep & Mas Musiq
10. Kabza De Small x DJ Maphorisa ft Njelic – Nana Thula
DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small have proved to be the dynamic duo in AmaPiano music. The duo has showcased creativity in the hits that it has released, demonstrating the diversity in this style of music. This song is more chilled even though its beats are worth dancing along to. It has so far accumulated more than 1.1 million views on YouTube.
11. Dj Big Sky x LuuDeDeejay – Fire (ft Sbhanga)
This is the kind of song that you should listen if you are going through a bad day. The lyrics of the jam are what have brought out its beauty. As of date, the song has accumulated more than 133,000 views on YouTube.
12. Dj Maphorisa x Kabza De Small ft Mhaw Keys – Koko
Dj Maphorisa Koko is one of the projects that have proven to be a success for the Dj. Despite the slightly different style, this song has managed to be among the most loved AmaPiano hits. It has close to 3 million views on YouTube.
13. De Mthuda & Njelic – Shesha
This jam is one of the oldest AmaPiano songs in 2019 to be commercialised. Not only did it set the pace for most of the artists but also tasted the waters on how impressive this style of music is. It has so far accumulated more than 600,000 views on YouTube.
14. Sha Sha – Sing It Back ft. DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small
The one thing that will draw your attention to this jam is its beats. The blend between the beats and Sha Sha’s voice will blow your mind because of how angelic she sounds. This is a jam that should not miss in your playlist. It has so far accumulated more than 500,000 views on YouTube.
15. El Maestro feat. TP – Bum Bum
This song uniquely incorporates a little Afrobeat to come up with beautifully unique beats that make it sound like a perfect masterpiece. The trippy groove that the blend between the beats and the artist’s deep voice create is worth listening to. This jam has so far accumulated more than 200,000 views on YouTube.
16. ‘Kokota’ by KayGee Daking feat. Bizizi and Killer Kau
This is one of the best AmaPiano 2019 songs. The synchrony between the artists’ voices and the beats will involuntarily have you dancing to the hit. It is less than one year old and has managed to scoop mire than 400,000 views on YouTube.
17. Kabza De Small – Umshove FT Leehleza
Unlike most of Kabza De Small songs, this jam has slightly slower beats, and the blend between the lyrics and the beats is refreshing. In this song, Kabza sounds like he is reciting a poem and the way he brings out the song so casually will wow you. This song has so far gathered more than 1 million views on YouTube.
18. Samthing Soweto – “AmaDM” ft. DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small & MFR Souls
This is one of the hits that will make you believe that Samthing Soweto’s voice was meant for this genre of music. The mood that this song creates is so heavenly. It has garnered more than 500,000 views with YouTube.